Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future Announces Ad-Hoc Subcommittee on Co-Mingling Of Defense and Commercial Waste
In response to comments from a series of regional public meetings intended to gather feedback on the draft report, the Blue Ribbon Commission has formed an ad hoc subcommittee to investigate the issue of co-mingling of defense and commercial wastes. Specifically, the ad hoc subcommittee would review and make a recommendation to the Commission on the issue of whether the 1985 Presidential decision to co‐mingle defense and commercial wastes for disposal should be revisited in light of changes that have occurred over the past 26 years. This subcommittee will be focused intently upon the facts and factors that have changed since the initial evaluation, and will present its recommendations for deliberation at a public meeting of the full Commission to be held on December 2, 2011.
The subcommittee is chaired by Dr. Allison Macfarlane, and the members include Mr. Mark Ayers, Senator Pete Domenici, Dr. Richard Meserve, Dr. Ernie Moniz, Dr. Per Peterson and Dr. Phil Sharp.